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    US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Spike in East Ukraine Fighting
    Feb25

    US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Spike in East Ukraine Fighting

    A senior official said the U.S. is “deeply concerned” about an escalation in the conflict between government forces and pro-Russia separatist rebels in recent weeks in eastern Ukraine, despite a series of cease-fire attempts. Reports from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have indicated that a majority of cease-fire...

    Companies from 20 countries are in the supply chain of components that end up in ISIS explosives
    Feb25

    Companies from 20 countries are in the supply chain of components that end up in ISIS explosives

    John Moore/Getty ImagesANKARA (Reuters) – Companies from 20 countries are involved in the supply chain of components that end up in Islamic State explosives, a study found on Thursday, suggesting governments and firms need to do more to track the flow of cables, chemicals and other equipment. The European Union-mandated study showed that 51...

    ‘Do you want to divide Europe?’ Hungary’s provocative prime minister discusses Europe’s refugee crisis
    Feb25

    ‘Do you want to divide Europe?’ Hungary’s provocative prime minister discusses Europe’s refugee crisis

    Courtesy of BILDHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has recently gained notoriety for his rhetoric and policies toward the ongoing refugee crisis. His country has erected a steel fence along Hungary’s southern border to keep out refugees — a policy that has now been adopted by other Balkan nations. The following interview was conducted by...

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17
    Feb25

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17

    A team of investigative journalists claims to have evidence showing that the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine in July 2014 belonged to a Russian battalion that had recently deployed to the region. Two hundred ninety-eight people died when the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed. A Dutch-led Joint Investigation...

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17 Over Ukraine
    Feb24

    Website Claims Russian Battalion-owned Missile Downed MH17 Over Ukraine

    A team of investigative journalists claims to have evidence showing that the missile that shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine in July 2014 belonged to a Russian battalion that had recently deployed to the region. Two hundred ninety-eight people died when the flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was downed. A Dutch-led Joint Investigation...

    Yanukovych’s Hunting Residence Stripped Bare
    Feb24

    Yanukovych’s Hunting Residence Stripped Bare

    Marauders have looted the hunting residence of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to the point where scarcely anything remains, aside from three chairs, a sofa, and four tables. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s President Poroshenko Warns of Return to Full-Scale War
    Feb24

    Ukraine’s President Poroshenko Warns of Return to Full-Scale War

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has warned of the danger of the recent flare up of violence in eastern Ukraine devolving into full-scale conflict, news site Ukrainskaya Pravda reports. Speaking at an event at the Ivan Chernyakhovsky National Defense University on Tuesday, Poroshenko addressed the state of the ceasefire, signed by...

    Cyberwar Is Here to Stay
    Feb24

    Cyberwar Is Here to Stay

    Last week, The New York Times revealed that the Obama administration had prepared a cyberattack plan to be carried out against Iran in the event diplomatic negotiations failed to limit that country’s nuclear weapons development. The plan, code-named Nitro Zeus, was said to be capable of disabling Iran’s air defenses, communications...

    Of Syria, Dead Donbas Commanders, and Ukraine Fatigue
    Feb24

    Of Syria, Dead Donbas Commanders, and Ukraine Fatigue

    Ukraine muddled through 2015, meeting neither the exalted expectations of the country’s boosters nor the malevolent hopes of its detractors. Its major accomplishment for the year sounds rather minimalist, but is important nonetheless: the country survived. Since the retreat from Debaltseve in early 2015, Ukrainian forces have managed to...

    MH17: Report claims Russian soldiers downed plane in Ukraine
    Feb24

    MH17: Report claims Russian soldiers downed plane in Ukraine

    A British-led online investigation has linked Russian soldiers to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014. Up to 100 Russian soldiers and officers could have known about or been involved in the plane’s downing on July 17, 2014, according to the Bellingcat report, published this week. … …read more Source:...